Retro Single Review: Alan Jackson, "I'll Try"


November 18, 2012

1995 | Peak: #1

As promises of never-ending love go, this isn’t terribly optimistic.

It’s like Alan Jackson didn’t get the songwriters manual that mandates flowery and unrealistic promises to walk a thousand miles and rope the moon and such.

So he wrote a plaintive

promise instead.  He’ll try.  That’s it.

And somehow, that’s more romantic than the most figurative metaphor could ever be.

Written by Alan Jackson

Grade: A

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  1. J.R. JourneyNo Gravatar says:

    I agree completely. I’ve always thought the more realistic approach to a love song was terrific. I also don’t understand why more writers didn’t try and duplicate this.

  2. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    I agree. This is one of my favorite love songs just for the sheer reality of it.

  3. Jordan StaceyNo Gravatar says:

    One of my favorite singles from any artist, this is easily one of the best from Alan.

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